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12-8-2019 6:15 PM
DannoXYZ Having some fun...


12-8-2019 4:18 PM
K-woppa
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Originally Posted by Sh00bs View Post
sounds like you've never ridden a modified moped. 70mph on a 95lb bike is pretty scary/fun







sounds like you've never ridden a ktm300 2stroke. must suck









annyyyywayyy,, im here to read the thread but moped and single cyl dual sport hating is a no go.
im in a baltimore bike build off for $1000 and trying to do something cool with my '93 ex500 i have $300 into
Those folks that you've replied to are long gone because those posts are all over 10 years old. Just mentioning it in case you didn't notice the timestamps. Anyway, the ex-500 has been pretty successfully converted to dual sport use by a number of people, the nicest of which is the Ninja Dirt, shown in the picture above, provided by DannoXYZ.
12-8-2019 2:20 PM
DannoXYZ How about making one of these?

12-2-2019 2:20 PM
Sh00bs
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Originally Posted by frobotz View Post
Most dual sports are thumpers. i just dont like single cylinder power. Reminds me of a moped for some reason. I want a twin at least.

sounds like you've never ridden a modified moped. 70mph on a 95lb bike is pretty scary/fun




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Originally Posted by bobthebiker View Post
Yes! a twin! NO LESS than a 2 cylinder motor for any dual purpose, EVER. thumpers kinda annoy me in a way. makes me think of listening to my chainsaw or weed whip when you wind em out, a twin just sounds more real and is more actual fun.

sounds like you've never ridden a ktm300 2stroke. must suck









annyyyywayyy,, im here to read the thread but moped and single cyl dual sport hating is a no go.
im in a baltimore bike build off for $1000 and trying to do something cool with my '93 ex500 i have $300 into
12-6-2008 2:44 PM
frobotz
Re: Anyone ever turned a 500R into a dual sport???

I think I found a better soultion with alot less work, I had forgotten about a honda transalp. Found one with low miles for a great price. Need to sell a bike before I add another one or I might end up sleeping in the shop with them.
12-6-2008 2:06 PM
stormcat
Re: Anyone ever turned a 500R into a dual sport???

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Originally Posted by roxynoodle
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Originally Posted by stormcat
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Originally Posted by dragknee
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Originally Posted by jimnet518
storm, you have both the ex and the drz, when you have some riding weather why dont you and your BF do a little race to see what the results are?
lol yeah thats what i was thinking
Who said I have a DR-Z? LOL! I have a DRse.

Big difference!

Yes! A MASSIVE difference!
12-6-2008 11:15 AM
roxynoodle
Re: Anyone ever turned a 500R into a dual sport???

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Originally Posted by stormcat
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Originally Posted by dragknee
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Originally Posted by jimnet518
storm, you have both the ex and the drz, when you have some riding weather why dont you and your BF do a little race to see what the results are?
lol yeah thats what i was thinking
Who said I have a DR-Z? LOL! I have a DRse.
Big difference!
12-6-2008 10:08 AM
stormcat
Re: Anyone ever turned a 500R into a dual sport???

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Originally Posted by dragknee
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Originally Posted by jimnet518
storm, you have both the ex and the drz, when you have some riding weather why dont you and your BF do a little race to see what the results are?
lol yeah thats what i was thinking
Who said I have a DR-Z? LOL! I have a DRse.
12-6-2008 9:05 AM
dragknee
Re: Anyone ever turned a 500R into a dual sport???

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Originally Posted by jimnet518
storm, you have both the ex and the drz, when you have some riding weather why dont you and your BF do a little race to see what the results are?
lol yeah thats what i was thinking
12-6-2008 3:50 AM
Lochlyn_Deckard
KLE 500

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Originally Posted by calamarichris



I've always been really interested in this bike, actually more so than the KLR 650 probably because it never made it to the U.S.

Does it have a variant of the Ninja 500 engine? And I guess now that I think about it, is it as well received as our bike?

One of my recent Flickr contacts rides one:




From http://www.flickr.com/photos/-bandw-...57605466759858


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12-5-2008 8:16 PM
Mugwump
Re: Anyone ever turned a 500R into a dual sport???

I think this was the last year for the KLE world wide. Too bad. I would have liked to look at it.
12-5-2008 4:13 PM
calamarichris
Re: Anyone ever turned a 500R into a dual sport???

Convert your 500R for dual sport use in 4 easy steps:
1. Sell your current bike (and car and home.)
2. Move to Europe, (or Australia, Asia, South America, Africa, or any other place that doesn't impose ridiculous tariffs to promote Harley Davidson Motor Company)
3. Buy a KLE500 (see below)
4. Be happy (and ride safely.)


12-5-2008 1:32 PM
jimnet518
Re: Anyone ever turned a 500R into a dual sport???

storm, you have both the ex and the drz, when you have some riding weather why dont you and your BF do a little race to see what the results are?
12-1-2008 6:35 PM
frobotz
Re: Anyone ever turned a 500R into a dual sport???

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Originally Posted by stormcat
Ok, a Ducati HyperMotard?

I'm just razzin' ya.
We all know how much I love ducati

So "no" I will never own another duck.
11-30-2008 11:27 AM
stormcat
Re: Anyone ever turned a 500R into a dual sport???

Ok, a Ducati HyperMotard?

I'm just razzin' ya.
11-30-2008 10:30 AM
frobotz
Re: Anyone ever turned a 500R into a dual sport???

I am NOT an aprilla guy . Not that they are bad machines, But getting parts here in the US sucks. I was thining one of the big 4. I dont know right now anyhow. I just painted the ninja last night so I am going to ride it for now. Got the new tires on the FJR yesterday for my trip coming up next sunday to Oklahoma. So for right now I am just going to ride it.
11-29-2008 11:50 PM
stormcat
Re: Anyone ever turned a 500R into a dual sport???

This got silly.

Frobotz, how about an Aprilia SXV, then?
11-29-2008 6:38 PM
dragknee
Re: Anyone ever turned a 500R into a dual sport???

check on the link on page 1, its got the pic in there
11-29-2008 5:38 PM
frobotz
Re: Anyone ever turned a 500R into a dual sport???

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Originally Posted by dragknee
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Originally Posted by stormcat
I am really interested in bottom end how the bikes would compare, on say, 1/4 mile? I haven't seen any 0-60 specs on the DRZsm, either.

from looking on google, it seems that DRZ runs mid to low 14 @ around 80 mph. people on here were running their 500s at mid to low 13s at around 100. ricky gadson could probably get em both a little quicker...

another thing i found, that i would agree with:

The idea of asking how fast a DRZ does a quarter is like wondering how well a 10R takes the whoops.

Storm started this by saying her DRZ would stomp and Ex500 and that just not the case. All the internet searching tells us otherwise.

Anyhow anyone have that pic of the dual sport ninja?
11-29-2008 5:21 PM
dragknee
Re: Anyone ever turned a 500R into a dual sport???

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Originally Posted by stormcat
I am really interested in bottom end how the bikes would compare, on say, 1/4 mile? I haven't seen any 0-60 specs on the DRZsm, either.

from looking on google, it seems that DRZ runs mid to low 14 @ around 80 mph. people on here were running their 500s at mid to low 13s at around 100. ricky gadson could probably get em both a little quicker...

another thing i found, that i would agree with:

The idea of asking how fast a DRZ does a quarter is like wondering how well a 10R takes the whoops.

11-29-2008 5:09 PM
dragknee
Re: Anyone ever turned a 500R into a dual sport???

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Originally Posted by solar-ex
post a pic. I'm wanting to do this as well as turn a dirt bike into a street machine. I think Yamaha has a conversion kit for the 426 dirt bike, I'll try to find a pic..
in ohio, to turn a dirtbike to a streetbike, you do one thing.

go to the DMV and request a "change of body type" form. change it from offroad to "motorcycle"

when you sign the form, you affirm that your bike meets all applicable laws. which means headlight, tail light, turn signals, a horn and a mirror.
11-29-2008 5:07 PM
frobotz
Re: Anyone ever turned a 500R into a dual sport???

Your gonna have to prove that one storm. i am not biting.
11-29-2008 1:00 PM
stormcat
Re: Anyone ever turned a 500R into a dual sport???

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Originally Posted by solar-ex
post a pic. I'm wanting to do this as well as turn a dirt bike into a street machine. I think Yamaha has a conversion kit for the 426 dirt bike, I'll try to find a pic..

and sorry storm, I love little thumpers, but I am pretty sure the race between a DRZsm and a EX would be over as soon as the EX hit 7k in first gear... thats pretty quick..
Jebus H. The numbers say different.
11-29-2008 12:42 PM
solar-ex
Re: Anyone ever turned a 500R into a dual sport???

post a pic. I'm wanting to do this as well as turn a dirt bike into a street machine. I think Yamaha has a conversion kit for the 426 dirt bike, I'll try to find a pic..

and sorry storm, I love little thumpers, but I am pretty sure the race between a DRZsm and a EX would be over as soon as the EX hit 7k in first gear... thats pretty quick..
11-29-2008 12:35 PM
frobotz
Re: Anyone ever turned a 500R into a dual sport???

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Originally Posted by stormcat
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Originally Posted by singram
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You're talking top end, though. I am really interested in bottom end how the bikes would compare, on say, 1/4 mile?
This is the intelligent response I was looking for in the first place, that would have avoided all this. As opposed to "kick an EXs butt", it is within context. Now I'm done.
The "intelligent" response? Nice way to attempt to discredit someone. However, how many folks are doing full out, top end runs to compare bikes in the local context? Not too many. It would make sense then, that reference would be made to short runs, such as 1/4 mile straights. Moreover, if the DRZsm got the Ninja off the bat, while the Ninja has a better top end, it would still need to 'catch up' to the DRZ in the long run... but that should go without saying.
Dr is geared for dirt, ninja is geared for street. if you put sdirt appropriate sprokets on the ninja it might be a different story all together. they are 2 different animals altogether. Storm I am not bashing your bike. but i rode one and I just dont like em. Simple as that. Probally not a bad bike, but FELT very cheap to me. And ass to that to the fact that I hate thumpers and well....

So now that we have determined that I STILL DONT LIKE THE DRZ. Can we get back on topic.

I have searched all over for a daul sport ninja, all I have found is a 2002 with the chin spoiler remoced and knobby tires.
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